The Black Spades

“We Don’t Die We Multiply”

The Black Spades Story

The Black Spades Story is one of Adaption, Survival and Redemption. It began with a few young teens who decided to create an organization designed to protect their neighborhood against the growing crime, drugs, and gang violence that began to takeover. That neighborhood was located in the South Bronx—one of the poorest congressional districts in the nation. These young teens soon discovered not only would they be fighting against the drugs & crime that plagued their neighborhood, but they would also be fighting racism, and discrimination in the Bronx, i.e. ThrogsNeck, Soundview, Clason Point, Parkchester, Castle Hill neighborhoods, against the white youth gangs and white residents who didn’t want them in their neighborhoods or schools.

The Black Spades was considered one the largest, most feared gangs in the Bronx. At its peak they had over 100,000 members. This film tells the untold story of racism, discrimination, and gang violence as seen through eyes of Black Spades members.

TBS New Direction. The Black Spades have come full circle-establishing a non-profit program that mentors young people to stomp out guns, gang violence, and crime.

This is a Black Spades Story…

THE BLACK SPADES

A very Special THANK YOU TO EVERYONE who came out to watch the 1st screening of THE BLACK SPADES!

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Opening Day

Screening at The People’s Film Festival

AMC MAGIC JOHNSON THEATER

GURU & BAM BAM

WE ARE SURVIVORS

the pain runs deep…

“who are those Spade guinea pig experiments running through the bricked project maze of stacked cinderblocks, padded fences and locked gates…”

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Executive Directors

David L. Baughan, Marion Frampton

Director

Veronica Keitt

Producers

David L. Baughan, Marion Frampton

Written by

David L. Baughan, Veronica Keitt

Narrated by David L. Baughan

Film production

Editor Veronica Keitt

AE Darryl Stith, Francesca Sharper

Associate Producers – Kevin Butler, Darryl Stith,  Joseph Upshur, Nat Wood

Camera Operators

Veronica Keitt, Michael Drake, Joseph Upshur Nat Wood

Drone- Darryl Stith

Music Director

Steve Keitt- Record Drop

Music

Cool Guitars, Iman, MML, Ocho da Barber, Prince Smith, Psyche of Sound, Ray Slime

Sound, Steve Keitt

Movie Trailers

The Black Spades Movie Trailer

We Didn’t Start S#!T!

Hoe Avenue Peace Treaty

The Black Spades

The Black Spades

We Don’t Die We Multiply

Hip- Hop & You Don’t Stop

The Boogie Down Bronx

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Movie Cast

GURU

Founder of The Black Spades

Tiny

17th  Division/ Spokesman

John

14th | 17th Division- WARLORD

Chocolate

6th Division

DJ Phase

Baby Spades

DAVID BROCKINGTON

Founder of The Black Spades

Crazy Dutch

Harlem Division

MONK

Supreme Leader

Chubby

22nd Division

Outlaw

1st Division

Skip

17th Division

KHALEF  ALI – Karate Pete

1st Division

Cholly Rock

22nd Div/ Original “B Boy”

Shotgun Rob

5th Division

Queen Eva

18th Division

Wildman

22nd Division

Lil’ LaLa

18th Division

FAT MIKE

1st Division

Riley

22nd Division

Commanche

17th Division

8 Ball

22nd Division

House

22nd Division

Gumby (RIP)

22nd Division

Film Stills

Where it All Began

Bronxdale Houses

On Set With Spades Members

Riley, House, Cholly Rock, Gumby

Screenings

The People’s Film Festival

AMC MAGIC JOHNSON THEATER – May 30, 2021

TBS New Direction Mentoring Program

Youth Rising to the Top! COMPLETE CONSTRUCTIVE CHANGE

We stand to protect our neighborhood by giving back to our community. 

TBS New Direction founded in 2014 set out to rewrite history, bringing the original goals of the Black Spades back to its original intent. Today TBS New Direction, provides security, feeding families and providing jobs.  Our Community Partners include 43 Pct, Bronx Borough President Office, Feed America,

CONTACT

If you are interested in hosting a screening for your organization with The Black Spades members, email us here at theblackspadesmovie@gmail.com

theblackspadesmovie@gmail.com